Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
H.L.A. Hart, Second Edition$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Neil MacCormick

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780804756785

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804756785.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM STANFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.stanford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Stanford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in SSO for personal use.date: 17 September 2019

Hart: Moral Critic and Analytical Jurist

Hart: Moral Critic and Analytical Jurist

Chapter:
(p.17) Chapter Two Hart: Moral Critic and Analytical Jurist
Source:
H.L.A. Hart, Second Edition
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804756785.003.0002

The objective of jurisprudence is to achieve a systematic and general understanding of law. Law aims to organize and order human communities, as well as protect and regulate human beings as members of communities. Theoretical study of this business of law may overlap with and draw from political and moral philosophy, sociology, history, descriptive political science, analytical philosophy, or logic and rhetoric. H. L. A. Hart views jurisprudence as primarily a branch of philosophy in which philosophical ideas and methods are applied both to the criticism of law and to the conceptual analysis of law, legal systems, and legal concepts. This chapter examines Hart's analytical jurisprudence and linguistic philosophy as well as his reputation as a moral critic of law. It also looks at his role in the liberalization of the law that occurred in the United Kingdom from 1955 to 1970.

Keywords:   H. L. A. Hart, law, jurisprudence, United Kingdom, analytical jurisprudence, linguistic philosophy, liberalization, moral philosophy

Stanford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.